Disturbances in endocrine function, such as hormone production, are common in patients with pituitary disorders. Physicians in our center have extensive experience helping patients to manage syndromes resulting from hormone overproduction, including amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome, Cushing's syndrome, acromegaly, and TSH-mediated hyperthyroidism.


We take care to devise evidence-based strategies for the preoperative and postoperative medical management of all of these hormone syndromes based on individual patient needs. Our neuroendocrinologists have particular expertise in developing and implementing treatment plans for patients with acromegaly and Cushing's disease who did not benefit from surgery or who are not surgical candidates.

Our neuroendocrinologists also have considerable experience in the careful and precise management of hormone replacement in patients with abnormalities or loss of pituitary function and diabetes insipidus. Treatment and consultation with specialists in reproductive endocrinology are available for pituitary disorders affecting fertility in both men and women. Children with pituitary disorders are treated under the care of a full multidisciplinary team, including pediatric specialists at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. In order to continually improve upon treatment options for our patients, we are involved in pursuing investigative strategies and experimental therapeutic approaches are available for selected patients.